Y.S. RANA , CHANDIGARH—Necessity could be the mother of invention but prodigies turn inventors and innovators not out of necessity but out of inspiration. India has been a mosaic of cultures and sensibilities but use of technology, the traditional finds expression too through the creative forms of expression that are being exhibited in the 41st Jawaharlal Nehru National Science, Mathematics and Environment Exhibition (JNNSMEE) for children in collaboration with NCERT, New Delhi at Leisure Valley, Sector 10 here from November 11-17, 2014.
Imagination is the frontier without frontiers and these students are the pioneers of social causes. Himachal Pradesh is also leaving its foot prints on the national canvas by their exhibits. Model ‘low cost bio sand water filter’ innovated by Meena and Vinay Kumar of Government Senior Secondary School, Randhara in district Mandi is on display. Anil Kumar of their guides told that it was a long journey. Their model selected at block level then district level and then state level.
“I cannot speak but show the increasing level of pollution,” written by Shashranshu on a paper that attracts a number of visitors. He is retarded student and he exhibited his invention ‘effect of pollution on environment’ has been appreciated his determination by all and sundry. Through his model he tried to show bad effect of pollution and balance of environment can be maintained. His teacher said that he can do everything like other students through modern scientific technology
Another model HimBot a remotely operated vehicle from Himachal Pradersh is on display. Designed and built to allow scientists to have access to the remote snowbound areas without leaving their observation centres. It can also be adopted for carrying out a variety of snow and avalanche study and be of great help to address the avalanche hazards in advance.
While talking to Vijay Rana, Technical Officer at the observatory centre at Manali told this reporter that its features made it a very useful tool for collection of parameters and monitoring purposes. It enables scientists to forecast impending danger of avalanche before 24 to 48 hours. It would offer a new possibilities for observatory centres spread breadth and length across the region.“It is designed for over-snow mobility used for various snow research applications,”he said.
Elaborating its system features he said that it has DC control motor and has multiple payload options. It is controlled with joysticks and GUI on Laptop; video display on RC; IP67 housing for electronics and equip with real-time video monitoring with PZT camera with image stablization facility.
At present, there are 32 observatory centres in J and K; four in Himachal Pradesh; 12 in Siachen and eight in Uttrakhand. All are being controlled by the Manali observatory centre.
Around 191 selected innovations of young scientists (Class VI to X) from different schools pertaining to agriculture, energy, health, environment and resources are put on display in the exhibition. These include solar roads-a vision for future; charging shoe; the future power through statellite; low cost bio-sand water filter and air operated four wheeler. Their works is really beyond one’s comprehension
The primary objective of the exhibition is to provide a forum for school children in the age group (14-18) years to present their understanding of science and mathematics, creative ideas, innovativeness and sensitivity to local as well as global problems through working models and activities.
The future is not out there. It’s already here. Young and vibrant.